By: Mohnish Singh
The upcoming magnum opus Adipurush has been creating a lot of noise ever since its official announcement a couple of months ago. To be helmed by Om Raut, who shot to overnight fame after the earth-shattering success of his last directorial Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior (2020), the film stars Prabhas and Saif Ali Khan in principal roles.
The latest we hear that the makers are about to finalise yet another talented actor for an important character in the film. Yes, buzz has it that Angad Bedi is in consideration to play Khan’s son Meghnad in the high-profile project. He is expected to sign the film on the dotted line soon.
Spilling some more beans, a source in the know informs an Indian publication, “Angad has done multiple meetings with the team, and the producers believe he fits the role of Saif’s on-screen son. Currently, on a family holiday in Delhi, the actor is expected to sign on the dotted line once he returns to the city (Mumbai). Angad, who will have to undergo physical transformation to portray the larger-than-life character, is expected to kick-off prep next month.”
According to Hindu mythology, Meghnad was an omnipotent figure who was granted a boon by Lord Brahma that he could only be killed by a man who had conquered sleep. He also came to be known as Indrajit after he captured Lord Indra’s kingdom.
Produced by Bhushan Kumar and Om Raut, Adipurush is one of the most-awaited multilingual films in India. It stars Prabhas as Lord Rama and Saif Ali Khan as Lankesh. The search for the leading lady is still on.
The big-ticket film hits the shooting floor in January and is scheduled to arrive in theatres in August 2022.
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